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Escape To An Open Gulf View And Your Own Private Dock!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 9 nights


About the property

Beautiful sunsets on the water. Only Three Reservations Available.

Our beach home is a stunning combination rarely found. Crystal Beach is old Florida - eclectic and friendly. A block from the community beach and 20 minutes to Honeymoon Island State Park Beach.

You can't help but be recharged in this magical spot.

We have a friendly community, a great yard, a beach at low tide, a private dock, and AMAZING views. See dolphins, manatees, sting-rays in the water. Watch Osprey feeding their babies in the nest. Great fishing. Once we had a bald eagle land in our yard and we always see Oscar, a heron, who loves sardines.

We have three large bedrooms. The master looks over the gulf and has sublime sunsets. The downstairs bedrooms have two beds each (one has a set of full sleep number beds and the other has two twins).

Build a little fire in the chiminea and watch the sunset during a romantic dinner on the patio on our Crate and Barrel outdoor dining table.

Walk for breakfast at Emily's or ride your bike to the best coffee shop ever in nearby Old Palm Harbor (Lulu's). This area is great for all kinds of diets and food needs. The Ozona Pig is a bike ride away for amazing bbq, as is Fireside Pizza. Ohana (a healthy Hawaii-inspired cafe complete with hula dancers) and Rawk Star Cafe (Raw, Vegan, Gluten free) are minutes by car.

Innisbrook golf resort is 5 minutes away. Movies are 7 minutes away. Clearwater Beach is 35 minutes.

We have two kayaks and 4+ bikes. You might enjoy renting a golf cart during your visit. Captain Charlie will take you out on our boat, schedule permitting, for a separate fee. There are tons of fishing charters and dolphin charters in the area, but frankly, fishing from our dock and watching dolphins from our dock is pretty special.

More Details

Property Manager
Frank Acerra
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Frank Acerra

We were raised in Missouri and Boston. We never expected to fall in love with Florida, but then we never expected to find a little community like Crystal Beach. We go between this home and our farm full of rescued farm animals in North Carolina. The home is available a few rentals this year simply because our work-travel schedule is keeping us away longer than we anticipated and we know a home needs to feel love to stay healthy!

Why Frank Acerra chose Palm Harbor

This is the coolest, eclectic community. We have a community beach, drive golf-carts for ice-cream, and bike to Dunedin on the Pinellas Trail.

What makes this house unique

Within a few miles you can rent a golf cart, a kayak, a paddle board, bikes, go to a top rated beach or boat to the island spoils for your own private beach.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Palm Harbor in Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master with Balcony overlooking Gulf - 1 Large Double Bed
    The Twins - 2 Single Bed
    Peaceful Double Jungle - 2 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This is our own home. We can not rent them home for less than 7 days due to insurance restrictions.


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Escape To An Open Gulf View And Your Own Private Dock!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Love Crystal Beach!

  • 5 of 5

One of the most spectacular views you will ever witness. Betsy is very accommodating and quick to respond to any question. The home was perfect for my wife and I and our dog, Bradley. The fenced in yard was perfect for our dog, and being on the water was magnificent. The sunsets were amazing every night. Crystal Beach is off the beaten path, which we loved. We were there during the peak season of all the spring breakers, and never ran into them. Very quiet and peaceful area. Just a short walk to the wonderful Pinellas trail where you can walk, run or bike for miles and miles. We will stay there every year, for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with gorgeous views of the Gulf. The property is well-maintained, although being that the homeowner also uses it, there are many personal items there. There were no instructions regarding recycling, so we hope we got that right. The neighbors were very pleasant and friendly. Thanks for use of the bicycles! The Pinellas Trail was a terrific perk! We definitely appreciated the fenced in yard, which provided our puppy with a great place to romp and play. Interaction with the wild birds was a big hit with us, as were views of dolphins passing by! All in all, we loved the property and the location! We would definitely rent it again, if available!! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay near Honeymoon Island

  • 5 of 5

Betsy and Company couldn't have been easier to work with. Everything was perfect and as advertised. There were kayaks, bikes, a golf cart, and a Publix less than a mile away. A short drive to Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, Innisbrook, etc. lots of sharing from previous renters, and we did the same to "pay it forward". Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time! Happy Honeymoon!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Clearwater-StPete (PIE) or Tampa (TPA)
Nearest Barpub
Walk, drive, or ride a bike to FL great bars
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Caledisi Island to Honeymoon Island
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Famous Innisbrook PGA + Public courses are close
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Emily's Diner and the Sweet Spot Ice Cream
Nearest Beach
Crystal Beach (0 miles); Honeymoon Island (12)
Car: recommended

We are about 40 minutes from Busch Gardens and 1 hr and 40 min from Disney. 35 min from Famous Clearwater Beach and 20 min from award-winning Honeymoon Island.

For an additional fee (schedule and tides permitting) a local captain can take you out into the gulf from our dock to look for dolphins or go to a pristine beach with boat only access.

Old downtown palm harbor has a ton of great, quaint bars and eateries. Lots of local seafood, bar-b-que, great coffee shops, icecream shops. Excellent gluten free and vegetarian options, too.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Palm Harbor, Tampa Bay

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9 night minimum stay
for 9 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £128.57
Property Damage Protection £70.72

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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